In the most recent issue of Fast Company, they named Coffee Klatch Belle Espresso blend among the “12 Best Cups of Coffee of 2006″: Fast Company Magazine | 12 Best Cups of Coffee of 2006. The coffees were reviewed by noneother than Kenneth Davids of coffeereview.com.

This blend, the only espresso blend on this list, was developed for and used by Heather Perry when she won the Western Regional Barista Championship in 2006. Intelligentsia‘s Colombia Tres Santos Micro-Lot Almague also made the list.

Meanwhile, on a different subject, same magazine…

The May 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine included an article on one of the country’s 48 certified coffee graders: Java Man. A coffee broker, a private taster, and now a New York Board of Trade-certified cupper, Ed Faubert can readily identify coffee defects and the states and altitudes, not just countries, in which it is grown.